This Is What the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Looked Like in 1998 and 2008

Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell walked down the catwalk in 1998

By Lena Grossman Nov 05, 2018 2:00 PMTags
Victoria's Secret Runway Show, Tyra Banks, Miranda KerrJON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images

The 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is right around the corner, and the Angels are more than ready to take flight down the runway.

The inaugural event began in 1995 and has since become the most-watched fashion show on television, according to Harper's Bazaar, with 800 million people tuning in. This year's VS Fashion Show will take place stateside in New York City, whereas last year the runway was in Shanghai, China. Many models, including Gigi Hadid and performer Katy Perry, had to drop out of the show at the last minute after being denied entry into the country. 

"I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year," Hadid tweeted before the show last year. "Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!! Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year! :) x."

Both Gigi and Bella Hadid will be in the show this year.

2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Newbies

The 2018 show will have a number of VS veterans and newbies. Barbara Palvin, for instance, is returning to the show after 6 years. Other recognizable faces who have strutted their wings include Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima and Behati Prinsloo. New to the show this year are models like Winnie Harlow, Iesha Hodges and Josie Canseco

There will also be plenty of big-name musicians and performers at the show, including Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexa, The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora and Kelsea Ballerini.

As the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show celebrates its 23rd birthday, take a look at the gallery below to see the similarities and differences of the fashion show in both 1998 and 2008.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks gives her signature "smize" during the 1998 show.

Bridget Hall

Bridget Hall showed off her lingerie and a feathered cape.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder spreads her wings on the runway.

Ines Rivero

Ines Rivero wears a silver ensemble during the 1998 show.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell poses in a purple bra and cheetah-print underwear.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum strikes a pose in 1998.

Karolina Kurkova

Czech model Karolina Kurkova smiles in a lavender ensemble in 2008.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima strutted down the runway with her white and black ombre wings.

Heidi Klum

1998 wasn't the only time Klum graced the runway. Here she is in 2008 with wings this time.

Selita Ebanks

Selita Ebanks was more than ready to fly at the 2008 show.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr walked down the runway in a red ensemble in 2008.

The 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs Sunday, Dec. 2 on ABC.